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ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 3 AL Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season

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Information about ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 3 AL Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season
Closeouts. The improved design of the Zenith 3 AL tent by ALPS Mountaineering offers maximum weather protection and more headroom for sitting up during a downpour.
  • Factory-sealed seams for maximum weatherproofness
  • Simple two pole free-standing design promotes easy setup-breakdown
  • Full mesh walls offer superior ventilation
  • Two roomy vestibules store extra gear and boots
  • Mesh storage pocket organizes gear
  • Two doors
  • Fly securely buckles to tent
  • Tent clips snap over poles for easy assembly
  • Stakes and guy ropes included
  • 3-person, 3-season
  • Made in China or Bangladesh
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Specs about ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 3 AL Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season
  • Seasons: 3
  • Capacity: 3
  • Weight: 5 lb. 3 oz.
  • Pack size: 21x6"
  • Peak height: 41"
  • Floor dimensions: 74x89"
  • Floor area: 40 sq. ft. sq.ft.
  • Bathtub floor: Yes
  • Tent floor material: Polyurethane-coated nylon
  • Number of doors: 2
  • Number of vestibules: 2
  • Vestibule area: 18 sq. ft. sq.ft.
  • Number of poles: 2
  • Tent pole material: Aircraft aluminum
  • Tent wall material: No-See-Um® mesh
  • Rain fly material: Urethane-coated polyester taffeta
  • Stakes: Aluminum
  • Stuff sack: Yes
  • Recommended use: Backpacking
  • Made in China or Bangladesh
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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Big Bald Backpacker from Santa Cruz, CA on Monday, May 18, 2009
I'm impressed with the well-designed details of this tent--the included gear loft, well placed stretchable transparent panels at the top of each door, the additional velcro pole attachment points (that can be fastened after setting the tent up), ample outside guy points for adding additonal lines if... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by capitol hill phil from Colorado on Monday, September 1, 2014
    i have only taken this out once but it performed perfectly. easy to put up, lightweight for a three person, and kept me dry in a light but long rain. on the number of people, i was just one and had plenty of room but i couldnt imagine three people.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Powerwagon from Pa on Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Bought this tent for a trip up to Baxter State Park/Acadia NP in Maine and it worked perfect... We had a lot of rain and never had any leaks and the fast setup was great... 3 people you better be pretty good friends...lol
  • Reviewed by Greenscales from San Gabriel Valley on Sunday, August 10, 2014
    My first purchase from STP was a Zenith over 5 years ago. Almost all car solo camping, but with an occasional friend. Plenty of room for 2 with use of the vestibules. Did need to create my own foot print for it though. I am almost always camping at high altitude or along the baja coast and am susceptible to strong winds, and large changes in humidity or temps - blowing fog for instance. This ten t, when set up with enough tension, has very little wind flapping to keep you up at night, and the ceiling vents and the head and toe keep the moisture from condensing in the tent. I can even leave wet clothes hung up inside from the previous day activities with the vents and upper portion of the vestibule doors open and find them dry the next evening. It finally got minor damaged from improper storage. Good enough to buy a second.
  • Reviewed by Cecily from Oregon on Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Easy to carry, easy to set up, easy to get in and out of. I've had this tent for a couple of years and used it for both camping and back packing. It is just the right size for 2 adults and their stuff especially with the two vestibules. I am getting older and quite creaky in the morning and really appreciate the two side doors and decent headroom. I've slept in this tent in coastal rain and wind without a leak and enjoyed the view of the stars with the fly doors tied back on clear nights.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Camping Ninja from Chapel Hill, NC on Monday, August 4, 2014
    First of all, this is a TWO PERSON tent. I mean, you'd need to be REALLY good friends to sleep 3 people in this tent. That said, I found this to be a great tent, especially for the price. LOVE the two doors! Allows each person to get in and out without crawling over each other. My son and I just came back from a mountain camping trip with lots of mist and one night of pretty steady--at time heavy--rain. Perfectly dry inside-yay! Also, the rain flap creates a little vestibule on each side where you can stow a small pack, your boots, etc. I put down plastic and put my pack on top of it and my pack stayed dry. This is important, b/c even with two people, there is not much room inside this tent for gear. I purchased the footprint separately for extra protection and to extend the life of the tent floor. Tent is easy to set up and super quick to break down and put away. Great purchase!

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  • Question “Does this have a gear loft, or is one available separately?”
    Asked on 11/27/2012 12:00:00 AM by seagypsy from seattle
    • Answer It has a gear loft.
      Answered on 12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer The brown triangle on the front of the rain-fly is a vent, but it is not adjustable.
      Answered on 8/20/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer This tent has two vents. One is under the brown triangle on the side of the fly, above the ALPS logo, visible in the picture. That is a screen section, and is "adjusted" (if you can call it that) by the angle at which you guy out that vent flap. Guy it close to the base of the tent, not much airflow through that vent. Guy it farther out, more airflow.

      Vent #2, and really the primary vent, is on top of the fly, in front of the brown triangle on top of the fly. This is a standard "velcro stick" type vent, and is adjustable.

      Overall, you're going to have zero issues with airflow and condensation if you guy this thing properly. And that's from someone who has camped nearly a dozen rainy nights in the humid southeast in this exact tent.
      Answered on 3/31/2014 9:49:21 PM by dubyam from Huntsville, AL
  • Question “This is a zephyr 3”
    Asked on 3/22/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer This is the Zenith 3
      Answered on 3/23/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod.Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer yes
      Answered on 6/26/2012 12:00:00 AM by newdad from Los Angeles, CA
  • Question “Does this tent have a bathtub floor?”
    Asked on 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer Its does have a bathtub floor.
      Answered on 3/7/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
  • Question “What footprint would you recommend for this tent?”
    Asked on 8/18/2011 12:00:00 AM by Kim from Chicago
    • Answer It really depends on your budget, if your broke a 10$ tarp will work wonders.
      Answered on 8/23/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from none
    • Answer You can use any footprint as long as it is slightly smaller than the floor of the tent so water doesn't pool on the outside of it.
      Answered on 8/24/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer They make one for this tent. It is called floor saver.
      Answered on 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by J from Burlington, VT
    • Answer I just did a search online, and found many other online stores carry the footprint for this tent. I wish Sierra Post Trading did because I'd rather order from them. Here's where i found mine on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Zephyr-Floor-Saver/dp/B003GXUYLS
      Answered on 3/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by Carley from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Question “Is this a freestanding tent?”
    Asked on 8/13/2011 12:00:00 AM by mral from mal
    • Answer Yes, this is a freestanding tent.
      Answered on 8/17/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer Yes, this tent is a Simple two pole free-standing design.
      Answered on 8/23/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from None
    • Answer As it is slightly tapered I do not think a mattress would work.
      Answered on 8/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer full size fits
      Answered on 10/28/2012 12:00:00 AM by leigh from sf
  • Question “Is the fly green or red?”
    Asked on 7/25/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer The rain fly listed on Sierra Trading Post is sage green in color.
      Answered on 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from None
  • Question “Where can you buy a footprint for this tent?”
    Asked on 6/25/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer You can use any footprint that is slightly smaller than the dimensions of the tent. You could even just fold and use a tarp.
      Answered on 6/28/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
    • Answer http://www.amazon.com/ALPS-Mountaineering-Zephyr-Floor-Saver/dp/B003GXUYLS
      Answered on 5/26/2013 7:38:06 PM by FrankTheTank from Bmore
  • Question “can you recommend a pad for this tent?”
    Asked on 6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM by Tames from Chicago
    • Answer You can use any footprint you would like for this tent. I recommend using one that is slightly smaller than the base of the tent. You could even use a tarp that is folded.
      Answered on 6/29/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
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